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after recently having access to a cart I now realize the value.

What is your choice, gas or battery power?


Larry Woodfin



 
Posts: 1093 | Location: Kilgore TX | Registered: March 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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GAS FTW....
 
Posts: 511 | Location: USA | Registered: December 04, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Gas, gas and more gas. Heard another horror story on an electric cart while I was in Denver.


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Posts: 4566 | Location: stuck in the middle with you! | Registered: March 11, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Gas for the racetrack, electric for the house.


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Posts: 106 | Location: Delaware | Registered: June 12, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Gas for the racetrack, electric for the house.


Yup ...........

We've had our gas ClubCar precedent for 5 years now and did nothing but add gas, changed the oil once too lol

Zero maintenance is nice.
 
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If you ever take the family to a campground...Electric is the only kind accepted on the grounds...

Mine is gas because batteries don't like me Smile


Burt

 
Posts: 989 | Location: Clinton Township, MI | Registered: September 16, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You can buy ALOT of gas for the cost of replacing the batteries in an electric one.
 
Posts: 357 | Location: nw ohio | Registered: November 20, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have had both, now have gas, and that won't ever change again.

Too many horror stories about electric carts in race trailers.

SLAM dunk for the win....... Gas!!!
 
Posts: 196 | Location: Justin, TX | Registered: July 18, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Gasoline powered is the way to go.
 
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Batteries cost $600+ to replace and last about 5-6 years. Electric carts have very little resale with 3+yo batteries.

I like electric but way too cheap to spend $100+ per year on batteries. $100 buys a lot of gas. Gas carts are more expensive up front for used ones. Not sure about prices of new ones.


Matt Ward



 
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Had electric sold it and got Gas. Its the only way to go. Never have an electric again
 
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GAS...don't look back.
 
Posts: 1256 | Location: Houston, Tx. | Registered: November 27, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I prefer electric.... I even try to avoid golf courses that I know use gas carts.

I replaced the original batteries in my 2005 36v cart back in 2015. Keep them on the charger when not in use and don't run them below 50% capacity and they will last.

When I was hauling it to the track, it was in the back of the truck so not much bouncing. Now it rides on a utility trailer behind the fifth wheel when we are going to the beach.


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Mikey Walters
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Gas


Mike Greene




 
Posts: 416 | Location: Burleson, TX | Registered: March 23, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Definitely Gas.
I just replaced the SINGLE, 11 year old (2007 dated) battery in my GAS cart for $79. And I never have to worry about batteries running down at a bad moment, or waiting and waiting for them to recharge...


Dan "Jim" Moore
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Posts: 497 | Location: Dallas, TX  | Registered: December 05, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have electric, I bought it several years ago when I was just racing a weekend bracket race. Usually 1 night and then home. Worked great, but now when I'm out for 3 or 4 days at a time it's a pain in the azz. I have to charge every night and a lot of times during the day if I'm towing someone. If I had to buy a new one it would be gas for sure.
 
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Here is something to think about. I personally would not buy a golf cart now.

I would buy a TaoTao Rhino 250 four wheeler they are only $1250 new and pretty nice.

Or the other option I would do is buy a used Smart car, they have air conditioning, radio and are street legal if you need to go to town for hotel or something. Did I mention the Smart car has air conditioning?

With all of the problems of golf carts catching fire lately and as expensive as they are I have no interest in one.


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Hard to have 3 or 4 people on a 4 wheeler


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Originally posted by seabass:
Hard to have 3 or 4 people on a 4 wheeler


Or a Smart car. And good luck getting that smart car in front of the tower, thru the staging lanes or up by the snack bar at any track I go to?


Mike Greene




 
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